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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Melish, John
Date:
1826
Short Title:
Cover: Pennsylvania.
Publisher:
B. Tanner.
Philadelphia
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
35
Obj Width cm:
21
Scale 1:
330,000
Note:
This is called Melish's greatest work (Ristow). 1st ed. 1822. Melish died in 1822; eds. were published in 1824, 1826, and 1832 by the state (which explains B. Tanner listing as publisher instead of Melish). Morris did a revised ed. in 1849 (see our copy). Melish spent more than six years on this monumental project, which he hoped would serve as a model for other state map. The map was sponsored by the state and based on individual county surveys. Map has outline color by county, blue cloth edging, and is dissected into 40 sections. Folds into marbled end sheets which slips into a half leather marbled cover 35x21 with "Pennsylvania" stamped in gilt on the spine.
Reference:
Phillips. Maps of America, p. 680. Ristow, W.W. American maps and mapmakers, p. 110-115.
State/Province:
Pennsylvania
Full Title:
(Covers to) Map of Pennsylvania, constructed from the county surveys authorized by the State; and other original documents by John Melish. Engraved by B. Tanner. Corrected and improved to 1826. Entered ... 7th day of June 1822, by John Melish ... Pennsylvania. Published by B. Tanner, Engraver, No. 74 South Eighth Street Philadelphia ... (illustration) Drawn by F. Kearny. Engraved by B. Tanner.
List No:
2279A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Kearny, F.
Publication Author:
Melish, John
Pub Date:
1826
Pub Title:
Map of Pennsylvania, constructed from the county surveys authorized by the State; and other original documents by John Melish. Engraved by B. Tanner. Corrected and improved to 1826. Entered ... 7th day of June 1822, by John Melish ... Pennsylvania. Published by B. Tanner, Engraver, No. 74 South Eighth Street Philadelphia ... (illustration) Drawn by F. Kearny. Engraved by B. Tanner.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
2279.000
Pub Type:
Case Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
128
Pub Width cm:
188
Image No:
2279A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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